DCNR Announces New Limits for State Parks, Programming

HARRISBURG – The state DCNR is bringing back outdoor programming and expanding its gathering limits; This when Governor Tom Wolf’s new set of COVID-19 mitigation efforts take effect Easter Sunday.

DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the following Friday:

  • Outdoor, in-person programs will resume with a limit of 40 participants per program, with masking and social distancing required
  • Visitor Center exhibit halls, interpretative areas and theaters will open at 75% capacity, with masking and social distancing required
  • Volunteer work days will resume with a limit of 40 people, making and social distancing
  • Virtual and self-guided programs will continue to be offered
  • Large, DCNR-sponsored events remain cancelled until further notice

State park and forest visitor centers, offices, theatres and interpretative wings will return to a 75% capacity limit, with masking and social distancing required. Volunteer Friends group meetings must be virtual or outdoors at park or forest facilities and must be under 50% occupancy. Third-party events can continue if established guidelines are followed, but DCNR staff may be present to assist with public safety and maintain compliance with event agreement.


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